Chapter 1: Warming up to the concept of Time._________________________________ 3 Chapter 2: We live in our own Time cages.______________________________________ 6 Chapter 3: Where does all the time go?_________________________________________ 9 Chapter 4: How to identify \u2018time killers\u2019 that waste your time.____________________ 11
Tips on Office Organization._______________________________________________________ 14 Tips on self organization__________________________________________________________ 14 Nine hints to become a more organized person_________________________________________ 15
Chapter 7: Prioritizing helps in meeting deadlines.______________________________ 19 Chapter 8: Accomplishing more in less time____________________________________ 21 Chapter 9: Time savers_____________________________________________________ 23
The 8 advantages of planning______________________________________________________ 39 The six steps in planning are_______________________________________________________ 40 Planning the work in your office____________________________________________________ 40
Chapter 16: Workaholics Beware_____________________________________________ 42 Chapter 17: Executive Burnout______________________________________________ 45 Chapter 18: Tardiness______________________________________________________ 47
We all are familiar with the words of the Fairy God Mother in the evergreen fairy tale
\u2018Cinderella\u2019. It\u2019s these words that probably made us aware-for the first time in our lives-
of the value of time. We all sympathized with Cinderella when all her splendid gown and
other finery turned to rags at the stroke of midnight. Our first acquaintance with the
But then, is time such a villain, who should always be painted in black? We have heard
the proverb that says \u201cthere are no wounds that time cannot heal.\u201d
Here of course we get the image of a wizened old woman who comes hobbling up to us
with a pitcher full of balm and gentle fingers that soothe away all our pains and sorrows.
But that\u2019s enough! This book was not written to eulogize time. There is no need of the romance of Cinderella or the soothing finger of an old lady when we are talking about time. And do you know why? It\u2019s because we do not have the time for it.
We are going to try and understand time in its many faces. No, I was not referring to the faces of watches or clocks. I was referring to the many meanings that time has. Oh yes it does! You thought that time meant the same to everyone. Well think again; or maybe you could try to explain the logic behind the following cases.
Picture a farmer who plants a sapling of a tree that would probably take ten to twelve years to reach the stage when it would start to bear fruit, by then the farmer would in likelihood be under the soil himself.
they are together and never the other way round.
So what does time mean to you?
When was the last time that you realized the value of time?
The answer is probably the last time you watched one of those Hollywood thrillers in
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